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Cindy McDevitt

Cindy McDevitt

Cindy McDevitt

Cindy McDevitt

Age: 42

Occupation: Hair Stylist

Married to Matt McDevitt with four children, Trevor Hartsell, 20, Maddy McDevitt, 12, Georgie McDevitt, 7 and Josie, 7.

What was your first paying job?

“McDonalds on Alcoa Highway, I worked behind the counter and worked the drive-thru window.”

If you could do one impulsive thing, unrestricted by cost, what would it be?

“Buy a yacht and sail around the world. I just think it would be cool to do that. We love the water, we’re boaters. It would be cool to see it all from that point of view.”

What is your favorite material possession?

“My True Religion jeans. I love those jeans.”

What’s your favorite television or movie quote?

‘”Fruit salad, Yummy, Yummy!’ That’s from the Wiggles. Anybody with young kids will understand.”

What is one thing you have always wanted to do but haven’t?

“Sing the National Anthem at an Indy car race. We love Indy racing and go to Indy car races all the time.”

What do you hate?

“Parking lots and do-it-yourself check outs.”

What task or activity have you still not gotten around to doing?

“A cross stitching picture my mom gave me when I was 21. It’s a huge picture. She actually gave it to me to put in my son’s nursery, and I never finished it.”

Why did you pursue the career you chose?

“It is so gratifying to make someone feel good about their personal appearance.”

Who has been the most influential person in the 20th century?

“Martin Luther King, Jr. He changed the way we thought about blacks and whites coming together and that had a big impact on Americans coming together.”

What was your most embarrassing moment?

“Singing in church when I was a little girl, and my mom making me stop right in the middle of it to tell me that I was on the wrong key.”

What is your favorite sport and favorite sport’s team?

“ Indy racing and the Penske Racing team. We are big supporters of Penske Racing and they just bought MasterCraft, where my husband works. We’ve always been supporters of Penske Racing.”

What is your all-time favorite movie?

“‘Ever After.’ My girls and I watch that 14 times a year, and we cry every time.”

What is the best present you ever received?

“A scrapbook that my daughters made me for my wedding anniversary.”

What is one word others often use to describe you and why?

“Nice. I like to help people.”

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?

“My son, Trevor Hartsell. He’s in the seventh week of boot camp in the U.S. Marine Corps, and I miss him so much.”

What is your dream vacation?

“Venice. I just think it would be a wonderful place to see all that old stuff. I would love to go there and have a bowl of spaghetti. I would love to get on one of those boats.”

What is the best book you’ve ever read?

“Patricia Cornwell’s, ‘Body of Evidence.’ I love murder mysteries, and I love the way she writes. It is always so intense and, with her, the ending is always a surprise you didn’t see coming.”

Would you travel in space?

“No. I don’t like Martians.”

If you could go back in time for a week, what time period or year would you visit?

“The Victorian Era because I would love to wear one of those big old dresses. They looked so cool in that age, and there was always a prince coming through to get you.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

“I wouldn’t spend so much money on shoes.”

What’s your favorite quote?

“ If you love something, let it go. If it loves you, it will return.”

Rebels, Tornadoes, Mountaineers or Governors?


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